Greg Bartholomew's music has been performed across the United States and in Canada, Europe and Australia. His choral works have been performed by such ensembles as Seattle Pro Musica, The Esoterics, the Oregon Repertory Singers, Octarium, Austin Vocal Arts Ensemble, and the Oratorio Society of Minnesota. The Ars Brunensis Chorus recording of his choral settings From the Odes of Solomon is available on CD by Capstone Records. Connecticut Choral Arts (Concora) released The 21st Century (A Girl Born in Afghanistan) on their 2007 CD 'Songs and Stories of Liberation.'
Commissioned by the Oregon Bach Festival Composer's Symposium in celebration of George Crumb's 75th birthday, Bartholomew's String Trio for George Crumb was premiered by Third Angle in July 2004 and will be released on CD by the Langroise Trio in April 2008. His instrumental work The Far North Land: Passages for violas in six parts was selected for performance at the 30th International Viola Congress in June 2002. A version of the same work for string quartet was premiered by the OdeonQuartet at Seattle's Town Hall in October 2003. That concert also featured the premiere of Bartholomew's Suite for Razumov (Act One), for clarinet and string quartet, which was subsequently recorded by members of the Kiev Philharmonic for release on the 'Masterworks of the New Era' CD series. On the Ground Where We Live was awarded the Masterworks Prize by ERM Media and was recorded by the Czech Republic for the 'Masterworks of the New Era' CD series.
Born in 1957, Bartholomew earned degrees from the College of William & Mary in Virginia and the University of Washington. He has participated in composition workshops, seminars and symposia with Krzysztof Penderecki, George Crumb, Bob Chilcott, Steven Sametz, Robert Kyr, R. Murray Schafer, Tan Dun, Gregg Smith, Hummie Mann, Gloria Swisher, and Brent Michael Davids. He currently studies with David Paul Mesler (composition) and Teo Benson (violin). Bartholomew has received funding from Meet the Composer as well as annual ASCAP Awards since 2003 for the performances of his music.
Bartholomew's music is published by Ars Nova Music, Orpheus Music and Burke & Bagley and is available on CDs released by ERM Media, Vox Novus, Connecticut Choral Artists and Capstone Records. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the Seattle Composers Alliance, the Washington Composers Forum, the American Composers Forum, the Society of Composers, Inc., the American Music Center, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He has sung since 1991 with Seattle Pro Musica, an award-winning critically-acclaimed choral ensemble under the direction of Karen P. Thomas.
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